Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, and Invisalign

I’m trying to figure out what to do for my smile makeover. I want to do porcelain veneers, but my dentist wants me to do teeth whitening and Invisalign before getting the porcelain veneers. I thought the porcelain veneers could whiten my teeth and let them look straight, so why do I need the other …

Brown Spots on Teeth

I have had brown spots on my two front teeth since I was a little girl and my adult teeth came in. While my teeth are healthy, they don’t look that way because of those wretchedly ugly front teeth. I’m 23 years old and want a pretty smile. My dentist and I have tried a …

Can Crest Whitestrips Cause a Tooth to Need a Root Canal Treatment?

I had a tooth that had been knocked a bit backward and an oral surgeon helped get it back in place. After a while, it began to turn gray. I asked my dentist about whitening the tooth and he suggested I try Crest Whitestrips. I did, but after a week my tooth started to hurt. …

Groupon for Premium Home Whitening

I received a Groupon in the mail for a discount on Premium Home Whitening. I know a lot of these home whitening kits are little more than a scam. But, if this is a good deal I’ll probably get it. I’ve been thinking about whitening my teeth for some time. Isobel Dear Isobel, The good …

Whitening Before Getting a Crown

I’m getting a dental crown on a visible tooth and want to whiten my teeth before settling on the crown’s color. I’m having trouble getting information on a few things. As a result, I have a few questions. First, I need to know how many days to whiten? Then, how long each day? Finally, does …

Pain from Teeth Whitening

I’ve been having great success doing my teeth whitening at-home. The last two days, though, something has changed. I’ve had a sharp pain on and off which lasts for less than a minute. But, it is painful and is difficult to deal with. The tooth I’ve noticed it with has bonding on it due to …

Tanda Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System

I wanted to get your advice on an over-the-counter teeth whitening system called Tanda Pearl Ionic. I have professional teeth whitening trays that I usually use but they have been aggravating my TMJ. The Tanda Pearls System says it achieves great results wearing them just 5 minutes at each treatment. Is that true? Is it …

Are Teeth Whitening Strips Safe?

I’ve been considering getting my teeth whitened. My dentist has a great in-office program that allows you to whiten in just one appointment. However, when I found out the price I was a bit discouraged. I’m considering getting teeth whitening strips. Are they safe? Will they damage my enamel? Miranda Dear Miranda, Considerations with Teeth …

Whitening Fluorosis Stains

My son has fluorosis stains which make his teeth spotty brown. Our dentist used teeth whitening but that didn’t help with the stains very much. She said we could try porcelain veneers or bonding, but I didn’t like the sound of try. I decided it was time for some research. I don’t think he’s old …